Rice Leftovers

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Cajun Style Red Bean and Rice Soup

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is a very hearty, spicy soup. Makes for a filling first-course serving.

Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

Rating: 4.4 stars
Use up that leftover brown rice and try something new for breakfast. Experiment with it to make it your own, you can try using any mixture of dried fruit instead of the blueberries.

Stuffed Pepper Soup I

Rating: 4.63 stars
This soup has the same ingredients that you use to stuff green peppers but the peppers are not actually stuffed.

Glo's Sausage Fried Rice

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is an easy-to-prepare fried rice dished passed down by my Japanese mother. You won't find anything like it in the restaurants. Every time we have a family get-together or a covered dish luncheon at work, I am always requested to bring this rice.

Old Fashioned Creamy Rice Pudding

Rating: 4.7 stars
Cooked rice is combined with milk, sugar, and an egg and flavored with butter and vanilla in this quick stovetop rice pudding.

Torta di Riso

Rating: 4.47 stars
I made this delicious and rustic torta di riso with fresh spinach and leeks, but the recipe is a perfect catch-all for those abundant summer vegetables. Things like eggplant, peppers, beans, and squash all work beautifully. Just cut them kind of small, cook them tender, and let the rice, cheese, and eggs do the rest.

Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Rating: 4.81 stars
Delicious and easy! Poblanos seemed like a logical choice for kicking stuffed peppers up a notch. We were amazed by how well these turned out. Give them a try! Recipe could easily be doubled or tripled as needed.

Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas

Rating: 4.63 stars
These vegetarian black bean and rice enchiladas are just as satisfying as those served in restaurants.

Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Rating: 4.36 stars
A quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all you need.

Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole

Rating: 4.36 stars
Layers of rice, chicken breast, a creamy soup and salsa mixture and two kinds of cheese add up to a simply yummy salsa casserole! This recipe is a family favorite because it's delicious and easily made with ingredients found in the pantry.

Quick Pork Fried Rice

Rating: 4.59 stars
A few leftovers and bits from the fridge turn into a great dinner in less than 45 minutes! If I have a leftover grilled pork chop or the tail of a roast, I freeze it until I have enough for this dish. You can also use chicken and substitute some of the veggies for bits you are cleaning up from the fridge. Serve with sweet Thai chili sauce on the side.

Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4.23 stars
Moist roasted chicken gets the royal treatment with caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar and creamy risotto. You may choose to roast your own chicken or purchase a rotisserie chicken from a grocery store. A little grated cheese such as Parmesan or Pecorino Romano before serving is also a nice touch.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Rice Desserts You Should Try

These decadent desserts go way beyond pudding — you can use your leftover rice to make all kinds of sweet treats.

10-Minute Rice Cakes

Rating: Unrated
Growing up, I remember my dad making these for me every time we had leftover rice in the fridge. I generally make these for breakfast but occasionally enjoy them for dinner when my husband is out of town and I want to make something quick and easy. This recipe is a great base. Have fun changing it up and making it your own! Great topped with salsa!

House Fried Rice

Rating: 4.51 stars

Loaded with shrimp, ham, chicken, and veggies, just like in your favorite Chinese restaurant. This 'House' Fried Rice is delicious and an excellent use of leftovers! Feel free to substitute ingredients, depending on what you have on hand.